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Associations Between Hypovitaminosis D and Poorer Outcomes in Schizophrenia

Future studies should investigate how supplementation with vitamin D may improve symptoms and outcomes.

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Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder Associated With ADHD and Female Gender

Investigators examine characteristics associated with rapid cycling in bipolar disorder in a Latin-American population.

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British Study Shows Cannabis Use Adversely Affects Individuals With Early Psychosis

Experimental studies have shown that the primary psychoactive ingredient in cannabis can induce psychotic symptoms in otherwise healthy individuals.

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Symptom Trajectories Vary According to Language Development in Autism

Understanding the course of autism symptoms over a period of years could help clinicians diagnose cases after early childhood.

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Keith Ablow, a Good Man, a Good Doctor

Last March a grassroots effort was made when I contacted Dr. Keith Ablow and asked if we could retain his services privately so he would observe and report truth in lieu of the Department of Children and Families and he said YES.  Since 15 October, 2015 DCF Massachusetts have been …

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Smoking Rates Remain High Among Those With Mental Health Conditions

Nationwide initiatives to decrease cigarette smoking prevalence have not accommodated individuals with mental health or substance use disorders.

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Risk Factors for Prescription Opioid Misuse Include Suicide Ideation, Past Substance Abuse Disorders

These data underscore the impact of comorbid health conditions on opioid misuse disorders and support the use of screening for co-occurring health conditions for patients who misuse prescription opioids.

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Using Neurocognitive Profiles to Predict Conversion to Psychosis in High-Risk Patients

The study exhibited an overall conversion rate of 35% to a psychotic disorder.

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Childhood Trauma Associated With Impulsivity in Bipolar Disorder

Patients with bipolar disorder most often reported emotional abuse, emotional neglect, and physical neglect.

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Could “Disruptive” Innovation Improve US Population Health?

Partnerships between the healthcare community and the technology sector can strengthen the development of evidence-based, HIPAA-compliant, clinical resources.

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Suicide Prevention & Bipolar Disorder: Identifying At-Risk Patients

Patients with BD are especially at risk for suicide. How can you help and identify these patients?

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Half of Substance Use Initiation Occurs in the First 2 Decades of Life

Among study participants who developed a lifetime use of nicotine, 50% had initiated use by age 15.3 years.

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Adult Smoking and Depression Are Contributing Factors to ADHD in Children and Adolescents

The authors argue that, given the findings of this study, the awareness of the detrimental effects of both smoking and depression upon children should be raised among parents.

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Assessing the Environmental Impact of the Healthcare Industry

Health care is a leading producer of environmental pollutants, but there’s reason to be hopeful this will change.

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2017 Financial Preparedness Report Highlights Top Concerns From Resident Physicians

An annual survey of resident physicians conducted by AMA Insurance found that the top financial concern of current residents is paying off medical school loans.

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Identifying Trajectory Classes of Postpartum Depressive Symptoms

The high-risk class was associated with risk factors such as complications after birth, elevated depressive symptoms during pregnancy, and previous mental illness.

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Cochrane Data Release and the Case for “Open Science”

Cochrane’s current policies allow only specific individuals with full library access to view and reuse data reports in their entirety.